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Coniston Water from Brantwood, with the National Trust's Steam Yacht Gondola passing by

Brantwood, Coniston: A haven of peace and tranquility

Recently I wrote about my rediscovery of the Coniston area after not having visited for some years. I enjoyed the scenery from on board the National Trust’s Steam Yacht Gondola so much that I returned just two days later to visit another of Coniston’s local gems, Brantwood. Brantwood is a house and 250-acre fellside estate […]

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The Lingholm Kitchen, Portinscale

In Beatrix Potter’s footsteps at The Lingholm Kitchen and Walled Garden

If, like me, you’re interested in all things Beatrix Potter, the Lingholm Kitchen and Walled Garden at Portinscale – which is on the north-western shore of Derwentwater, near Keswick – should be high on your list of places to visit next time you’re exploring the Lake District. The main house at Lingholm was built in […]

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Bench at Stagshaw Gardens, Ambleside

Pictured in bloom: Stagshaw Gardens, Ambleside

In a recent post, I visited the National Trust’s Stagshaw Gardens, near Ambleside, for the first time. Stagshaw Gardens is very much a spring woodland garden, with a host of camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons and other woodland planting, and although it was beautiful, it turned out I had visited a little too early and the […]

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Stagshaw Gardens looking towards the lake

A secret haven near Ambleside: Stagshaw Gardens and Skelghyll Wood

You can also see more recent images of the beautiful Stagshaw Gardens in a further post, Pictured in Bloom: Stagshaw Gardens, Ambleside. I’ve been looking forward to visiting Stagshaw Gardens near Ambleside for some time now, and it turns out the garden really is a hidden gem. Owned by the National Trust, Stagshaw isn’t particularly […]

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The Fieldside Honey stand at the 2015 Kendal Festival of Food

10 reasons to visit the Lake District in spring

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘spring’? Warmth, daffodils, vibrant green leaves and birds in song? Where better then to enjoy spring this year than in the glorious Lake District? Here are just 10 reasons why you should: 1. Work off those winter pounds After all that Christmas food and those […]

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The Troutbeck Garden Trail 2015

Troutbeck Garden Trail 2015 in pictures

Thankfully the weather was dry for the 2015 Troutbeck Garden Trail, and the sunshine even made an appearance in the afternoon. Instead of writing about the trail, I thought I’d pick 15 of my favourite photos to share with you. They were quick snaps taken using my camera phone, and although I’ve still not learned […]

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